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Thursday, July 21, 2016

West Indies bowling very weak!

Sports: The West Indies team is set to play India four Test matches and the visitors are touring with a uniquely balanced squad with strong batting and a superb bowling attack with spinners and pace. However, the regional team is going to be without Jerome Taylor and Kemar Roach because they were not selected for this series against India. Comment

Wednesday, July 20, 2016

GOAL DROUGHT

Sports: Team St. Lucia opened week eight of the 2016 New York Caribbean Cup Soccer Tournament with a workman like effort against the U-23 Brooklyn Soca Lions team. Comment

Vincy track star in high gear for Olympics

St Vincent: Vincentian track star Brandon Valentine-Parris says preparations are in high gear to compete in the Sumer Olympics in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil. Comment

Tuesday, July 19, 2016

Vincentian PM chairs cricket committee

St Vincent: St. Vincent and the Grenadines Prime Minister Dr. Ralph Gonsalves has been appointed to chair the CARICOM committee to look into the West Indies Cricket Board (WICB) issue of governance and reform. Comment

Windies cricketer sues Aussie fast bowler

Sports: West Indies middle-order batsman Marlon Samuels is suing former Australian fast bowler Geoff Lawson for accusing him of being involved with criminal gangs in Jamaica. Comment

Friday, July 15, 2016

Denesh Ramdin sacked from Windies squad

Sports: Former West Indies Captain Denesh Ramdin has been sacked from the West Indies Team for the upcoming series against India, starting July 21. Ramdin has played 74 Test matches averaging 25.87 and played 136 One-Day Internationals at an average of 24.95. In the Tri-Nation series with South Africa and Australia, he scored 197 runs at an average of 28.14. Comment

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Twenty20 for Sir Garfield

Barbados: Several local, regional and international past and present cricketing celebrities will take their place among some of the game’s most prolific players, who will compete in a Twenty20 match at the Kensington Oval, Barbados this month in honor of the world’s greatest cricketer, Sir Garfield Sobers as he approaches another milestone — his 80th birthday. Comment

Thursday, July 14, 2016

GOALS RAIN

Sports: New York Caribbean Cup soccer games kicked off on Sunday, July 10 under a cloud cover that suggested a rainy afternoon. And while it did drizzle a sparse moment, the only rain that fell was goals. Comment

Monday, July 11, 2016

Guyanese boxer seeks help for brain surgery

Guyana: Guyanese boxing champion Clive “The Punisher” Atwell said he needs life saving brain surgery, and is asking Guyanese in the Diaspora to help him raise $25,000 needed to travel to Trinidad and Tobago for a procedure to put a metal plate in his head to cover his exposed brain. Comment

Local Olympian wants gold for Haiti

Haiti: A local Olympian is heading to Rio with his eyes set on gold. Crown Heights teen Richardson ‘Africa’ Hitchins, will represent Haiti at the 2016 Rio Summer Olympics in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil next month. Comment

Friday, July 8, 2016

Windies captain hails team’s progress

Sports: West Indies Captain Jason Holder has hailed the progress of the regional team in the just concluded Tri-Nation Series, saying the lowly ranked side had defied the expectations of many. Comment

St. Kitts to hosts CPL finals

Trinidad and Tobago: St. Kitts will host the finals of this year’s Caribbean Premier League (CPL). CEO of CPLT20 Damien O’Donohoe announced that it was unlikely that the finals would be played in Trinidad after negotiations failed with the Trinidad and Tobago government. Comment

Thursday, July 7, 2016

Chris Gayle blasts 108 not out off 54 balls

Trinidad and Tobago: The Jamaica Tallawahs started off their Caribbean Premier League in fine style defeating the Trinbago Knightriders by 7 wickets at The Queens Park Oval in Port of Spain, Trinidad. Comment

CARIB CUP

Sports: Under hazy skies, Team Guyana and Team St. Kitts and Nevis celebrated the Independence weekend with New York Caribbean Cup wins at the Thomas Jefferson High School Field, 12508 Flatlands Ave., Brooklyn. Comment

Friday, July 1, 2016

Team Australia wins Tri-Nation Series

Sports: Some fine all around performances from Australian cricketers caused them to defeat the West Indies by 58 runs and win the Tri-Nation Series. Australia batted first and scored 270 runs for 9 wickets. Captain Steve Smith scored 46, Matthew Wade 57 (not out) from 52 balls and Mitchell Marsh 32 for the West Indies. Comment

Thursday, June 30, 2016

CHILE WINS COPA

Sports: EAST RUTHERFORD, N.J. (AP) _ Lionel Messi put his penalty kick over the crossbar, grabbed his shirt, clenched his teeth and covered his face with both hands. Comment

England to tour West Indies

Sports: West Indies will host England in a three-match One-Day International series early next year. Comment
WICB

Ambrose not fired

People: Chief Executive Officer (CEO) of the West Indies Cricket Board (WICB) Michael Muirhead has denied claims that former fast bowling consultant to the senior men’s team, Sir Curtly Ambrose, was fired as previously reported by the media. Comment

Wednesday, June 22, 2016

CPL Twenty20 set for Miami

Sports: The fourth edition of the Caribbean Premier league (CPL) Twenty20 competition is set to start on June 29, with the Miami, Florida leg to be played from July 28-29 at the Central Broward Stadium in Fort Lauderdale. Comment

US IN COPA SEMIS

Sports: By Tim Booth SEATTLE (AP) — Another benchmark for the United States. Another huge goal for Clint Dempsey. As unlikely as it seemed a few weeks ago, the U.S. is in the semifinals of the Copa America. Comment

World’s highest paid athletes

Jamaica: World and Olympic Champion Usain Bolt was ranked 22nd on the Forbes Magazine list of world’s highest-paid athletes, behind football greats, Real Madrid star Cristiano Ronaldo and Barcelona striker Lionel Messi. Comment

Wednesday, June 15, 2016

India to tour Caribbean

Sports: The West Indies Cricket Board (WICB) has released the itinerary for the seven-week tour of India to the Caribbean starting in July. The tour was thrown in jeopardy after the West Indies pulled out of a series on the sub-continent two years ago. Comment

US DEFEATS PARAGUAY

Sports: PHILADELPHIA (AP) _ Protecting a lead after Clint Dempsey’s first-half goal, the United States’ Copa America planning was suddenly upended. Comment

Tuesday, June 14, 2016

Windies fail to qualify

Sports: For the first time since the inception of the International Cricket Council (ICC) Champions Trophy, the West Indies’ name is not on the list of teams which the organizers announced for the 2017 edition. Comment

Anderson is ICC number one Test bowler

Sports: James Anderson has reached the top of the ICC Test bowling statistics. This is the first time he has reached to the top since his Test career started in 2003. Comment

Wednesday, June 8, 2016

Narine and Pollard trigger Windies victory

Sports: The Tri-Nation Series started at The Providence Stadium in Guyana with South Africa facing the West Indies. South African captain Abde Villers won the toss and elected to bat. Comment

Tuesday, June 7, 2016

COPA OPENER

Sports: SANTA CLARA, Calif. (AP) _ Cristian Zapata scored his first international goal, James Rodriguez added a 42nd-minute penalty kick and Colombia beat the United States 2-0 Friday night in the opener of the Copa America. Comment

No play for Gayle

People: West Indies star batsman Chris Gayle has been blanked from playing with the Melbourne Renegades for this year’s Big Bash League in Australia. Comment

Grenada’s PM may step aside

Sports: Grenada’s Prime Minister Dr. Keith Mitchell has hinted that he will step down as chairman of CARICOM’s Sub-committee on cricket governance, but he was not prepared “to play games” with the future of West Indies cricket. Comment

Thursday, June 2, 2016

Sunrisers Hyderbad wins IPL 2016

Sports: Some great captaincy from David Warner leading from the front from almost all the IPL games for Sunrisers Hyderbad came down to the final against Royal Challengers Bangalore. Comment

Friday, May 27, 2016

West Indies selects weak Tri-Nation squad

Sports: West Indies selectors have named a very weak Tri-Nations Series squad which lacks penetrative bowlers. Wicket keeper Denesh Ramdin must make room for Barbadian wicket keeper and batsman Shane Dowrich. Comment

Wednesday, May 25, 2016

Windies face new danger

Sports: West Indies is in danger of replacing Bangladesh at the bottom of the table in the latest International Cricket Council’s (ICC) Test rankings. Comment

WICB fires Ambrose

Sports: West Indies fast bowling legend Sir Curtly Ambrose says he is shocked over his firing as West Indies bowling consultant. Comment

Windies, England clash in Jamaica

Sports: The International Cricket Council (ICC) Women’s Twenty20 champions will clash with England in the 50-over format in five-match One-Day International series in October in the Caribbean. Comment

Tuesday, May 24, 2016

BRAD GUZAN GETS THE NOD

Sports: Goalkeeper Brad Guzan is set to start ahead of veteran Tim Howard for the U.S. national team in the Copa America tournament. Coach Jurgen Klinsmann announced the 23-man roster Saturday during halftime of the MLS rivalry game between New York City FC and the New York Red Bulls. The roster features 15 players from the 2014 World Cup team. Comment

Saturday, May 21, 2016

West Indies now ranks third

Sports: Despite winning its second World Twenty20 title in five years, the West Indies team has dropped to third in the ICC rankings in that format of the game. Comment

Thursday, May 19, 2016

NYC DEFEATS PORTLAND

Sports: PORTLAND, Oregon (AP) _ David Villa scored a contentious goal as New York City won 2-1 at Portland on Sunday to take a share of the lead in Major League Soccer’s Eastern Conference. Comment

Monday, May 16, 2016

Lara: Pollard, Bravo should play in Tri-nation series

Sports: West Indies batting legend Brian Lara would like to see the return of all-rounders Kieron Pollard and Dwayne Bravo for next month’s Tri-nation series involving Australia and South Africa. Comment

Friday, May 13, 2016

India, Windies in Test series

Sports: The Board of Control for Cricket in India (BCCI) has announced that India would play a four-match Test series in the Caribbean, starting in July this year — signaling renewed relations between the BCCI and the West Indies Cricket Board (WICB). Comment

Thursday, May 12, 2016

Windies players chastised over behavior

Sports: The International Cricket Council (ICC) — cricket’s world governing body — has lashed out at the behavior of some members of the West Indies team following the final of the Twenty20 World Cup in India in April this year. Comment

SOUNDERS BEAT EARTHQUAKES

Sports: SEATTLE (AP) _ Through the first eight games of the season, neither Clint Dempsey nor Jordan Morris had a goal in the same game for the Seattle Sounders. Comment

Saturday, May 7, 2016

Hundreds bid farewell to Keith ‘Slick’ Bonadie-Clarke

St Vincent: Hundreds of Vincentian and Caribbean nationals in Brooklyn last Sunday paid their last respects to Keith “Slick” Bonadie-Clarke, one of St. Vincent and the Grenadines’ greater mid-fielders ever in soccer, who died on April 18 at Kingsbrook Jewish Medical Center in Brooklyn. He was 58. Comment

Wednesday, May 4, 2016

WHAT A ‘CHANCE’

St Vincent: The screams and rallies of Vincentian nationals in the United States, who trekked by bus and car to Franklin Field Stadium, at the University of Pennsylvania in Philadelphia, did not go in vain, as athletes from the Thomas Saunders Secondary School (TSSS) continue to make the nation very proud in the century-plus-old Penn Relays. Comment

Saturday, April 30, 2016

Government supports Vincentian athletes

St Vincent: Amid concerns in some quarters in the United States over “opportunities open for Vincentian athletes” in the U.S., Sports Minister Cecil “Ces” McKie has confirmed that the administration of Prime Minister Dr. Ralph E. Gonsalves is supporting four Vincentian athletes at Kingsborough Community College in Brooklyn, New York. Comment

Keith ‘Slick’ Bonadie-Clarke dies at 58

St Vincent: Keith “Slick” Bonadie-Clarke, one of St. Vincent and the Grenadines’ greater mid-fielders ever in soccer died on April 18 at Kingsbrook Jewish Medical Center in Brooklyn. He was 58. Comment

Friday, April 29, 2016

Martin Guptill to captain Amazon Warriors

Sports: New Zealand batsman Martin Guptill will lead the Amazon Warriors in this year’s Hero Caribbean Premier League 2016. Comment

GALAXY DEFEATS SALT LAKE

Sports: CARSON, California (AP) — Emmanuel Boateng had a goal and two assists as the Los Angeles Galaxy beat Real Salt Lake 5-2 on Saturday night to snap the Utah team’s three-game winning streak. Comment

Thursday, April 28, 2016

‘Run The Bronx’ returns

Sports: On Saturday, May 7, at 10 am, the people of the Bronx will hit the ground running. That’s the date of Run the Bronx: The 38th Roscoe C. Brown Jr. 10K and 5K Runs and 2-Mile Walk that begins and ends on the campus of Bronx Community College. Launched in 1978 by devoted marathoner, legendary Tuskegee Airman and then BCC president Roscoe Brown, the race that now bears his name has become a signature annual event in the borough. This year’s walk and run will pay a special tribute to Dr. Brown. Comment

Tuesday, April 26, 2016

Cricket legends call for WICB officials to resign

Sports: West Indies cricket legends are calling for the “immediate resignation” of the Dave Cameron-led West Indies Cricket Board, in line with the recommendations of the WICB / CARICOM Governance Review Panel. Comment